Friday, January 22, 2010

Only in America!

In the "ya gotta be kidding" department - and right up there with legislation passed in Arizona and Tennesee prohibiting bars and other liqueur serving establishments from banning guns:

The bill (HB 315) would bar adoption agencies from asking potential parents whether they have guns or ammunition in their home. It passed its first hurdle, the Florida House Health & Family Services Policy Council, on a 15-0 vote. Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, is sponsoring the Senate version (SB 530).

The bill would delete questions about weapons ownership from adoption forms, but the news service said it also would require adoptive parents to acknowledge that they have received a copy of a state law requiring that anyone owing a loaded firearm keep it safely stored away from minors.
This flies in the face of the fact that while there is a constitutional right to bear arms - there is not one to adopt!  


The only significant challenge came from Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton, who said she didn’t agree with Horner’s view about the motives behind the agency’s questions.

“I do object to the assumption that the question was asked for nefarious reasons,” Skidmore said. “The question was asked … to make sure that children would be safe in an environment they’d never been before and where people had not had children before, (not) to document people and register weapons.”
Say what? Securing the safety of kids in new environments is a bad thing, why??  Has the Florida sunshine fried all their brains?  And mind you, Florida is the state that worked overtime to ban same sex adoption!
I guess guns don't kill kids, gas do!  

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